Such a delight to see works by one of my favorite painters, An Ho, alongside a painting (on the right) by her teacher Pu Ru, one the last scholar artists of China. There is also a marvelous hanging scroll of a tiger that Pu Ru and An Ho painted together.
China 2000 Fine Art is showing some of An Ho’s figurative paintings from the 1950s (below) …
and then, a recent landscape (below) where trees are again in leaf.
An Ho’s vision is as poetic and sharp as ever, and her hand as deft and expressive. A thrill to see.
(I first met An Ho when I wrote about a show at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art; I then wrote a short feature when An Ho was teaching students at MICA how to handle the brush in the way that Pu Ru once taught her. )